Rawlings v. Kentucky

LOCATION:E.L. Aaron & Co., Inc.

DOCKET NO.: 79-5146
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: Kentucky Supreme Court

CITATION: 448 US 98 (1980)
ARGUED: Mar 26, 1980
DECIDED: Jun 25, 1980

J. Vincent Aprile, II, – on behalf of the Petitioner
Victor Fox – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case

The police officers were authorized to arrest Rawlings and came to his home when four other persons were presented here. The officers found marihuana seeds after that two of them went to issue the warrant with the purpose to investigate the house. In that time two other delayed persons that were in the building, allowing them to go away if they would agree to body examination. In less than an hour, the officers came back with the permission, that was proclaimed before the suspected together with Miranda warnings. The officers investigated the drugs in the purse of Cox, who was the occupant. But Rawling affirmed that he asked her to hide them and narcotics were his. The officers found approximately 4,500 $ and a knife. The defendant was arrested and accused of the possessing with the intent to sell the drug found from the Cox`s purse.